Where are the retweets? Instructions for Twitter

With the new design of Twitter – you may have wondered if your tweets are being retweeted.  Actually, the design is much simpler in the past.  Here is the step by step instructions.

1.    Click on your tweets

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2.   Find a tweet with a green corner and click on the green corner – then you will see who has retweeted your tweets. :)


That simple!  Happy Tweeting

Tracey – @getsocialbutter on Twitter

Tip for finding targeted Twitter Followers

It is one thing to have a bunch of followers on Twitter but another to have TARGETED followers.  Below is a video tip on how to approach gaining some targeted followers.

Step 1:

Google your description of your business or who you want to target your business.  Then click on some of the top listings. 

Step 2:

Follow them on Twitter

Step 3:

Look and see if they have a blog, look at blog articles that you think would benefit your followers.  Mention the business on Twitter and post a link to their blog.

Step 4:

Follow any of their followers that you would think would be interested in your type of business.

Got questions?  Look at the video or comment!

Dream Big!


Gain Twitter Followers


Business is Booming!
No Experience Necessary!

Earn From $38,000 to over $100,000 Your First Year.

Ryan Ford is in need of Sales Associates.
Interviews will be held Tuesday July 26th from 9am to 6pm ONLY.
Call 888-762-5757  or 704-806-5267 to Schedule Your Confidential Interview Today.

We Offer:
*College Grads Welcome
*401 K Plan
*5 Day Work Week
*Employee Purchase Plan
*Paid Vacation
*And Much More

———————— Sounds like a great job with benefits right?  WRONG!!!

Beware, this company will interview you then bring you in afterwards to charge you for training!  Then you are not guaranteed a job. 

I answered this ad for the local Ford dealership where I live in Sealy, Texas – Ryan Ford in Sealy, Texas.  I showed up and asked for Cody.  No one there knew a Cody, should have been my first clue, however, they said we have a Chancy.  So I thought it is possible I have the name wrong.  So I sat and sat – thinking they are really running behind on the interview process.  Then through the door walks a young gentleman and announces to the sales managers he is there for the hiring and interview process.  Guess what?  His name is Cody.  Cody just flew in that morning to IAH and had to drive a hour and half to Sealy to conduct the interviews.  He was running late because he didn’t know the distance between Houston and Sealy.

Cody was very positive.  He talked up the job that anyone trained by him will be very successful, you will have to work some long hours some days but the pay is well worth the time.  Cody wanted me to come back on Wednesday at 10am and bring my driver’s license.   I thought that was great, it sounded like I had a job.

I arrive Wednesday morning at Ryan Ford in Sealy, Texas for my 10 am appointment.  After I sat for about 30 minutes, I was greeted by Mario a Sales Manager.  Mario stated that Cody had an “emergency” and had to fly back.  Another alarm went off inside.  Mario stated that Cody took all the applications with him and that I needed to fill out a new application.  I filled out the new application, when I was done, Mario stated he needed to study it – a few minutes later he called me back for the “interview”.   He stated that Cody worked for a company that comes in and charges people money who are wanting to be in automotive sales to be trained.   Mario stated that he does all the hiring anyway and would discuss the job further with me.

A stack of papers was on the desk – wow magically there was all the applications that Cody had “took” with him.   Mario then looked at my resume – and took note of my interest at the bottom – PreK director for Sunday Mornings at Christian City.  Mario then explained to me that people who go to church do not make it in this business.  That they normally golf on Sundays, plus we have two atheist that work here.  I explained that I wasn’t going to Bible beat anyone, I just want to work and make money.  Another noted interest at the bottom of my Resume – my husband and our two children.  He then told me that he has a single mom who works there and that when her kids were sick that he couldn’t let her go home to her sick kids because it was just her and another sales person there that day.  However, Mario just told me that you never get a day off really except for Sunday.  So where was the other sales people, when no one gets a day off?  Mario then told me that they don’t pay for any advertising at all.  The sales people are required to invest and pay for their own advertising and marketing to bring in business.  I am not paying for advertising for someone else’s business unless I directly get all the business from it.  I am not advertising for Ryan Ford in Sealy Texas unless I receive the benefit.  The average customer doesn’t know that you paid for that ad – so the average customer walks into Ryan Ford and another sales person benefits off my expense.  DON’T THINK SO!!  By the way, Mario had also told me that if my sign business was not a success then why should I be a success here.  I told Mario that when I started the sign business coroplast was 30 cents a sheet, now it is 80 cents and no one wants to pay my prices (which haven’t changed) because there is 5 other companies advertising for way cheaper and there is no longer a huge profit – anyway, I have about had it with Mario!  So he then went to get Chancy – the General Sales Manager of Ryan Ford in Sealy Texas.

Chancy sits across from me by then I had time to process the fact that this company HIRED another company to train sales representatives and then charge them for training? And the fact I just got the berated in an interview to work for this company? That my faith was brought up during an interview? – and it presented a problem?  Chancy didn’t have a chance!  I quickly told him that any company that makes people pay for training is “SLEAZY”!  He stated it is not mandatory.  I stated again, it is “SLEAZY”!  I told Chancy, “First impressions mean a lot to me, and I don’t have a very good first impression of this company and I do not want to work here – Good bye.”

Beware job hunters.  What seemed like a small town Ford Dealership hiring for sales representatives was originally a scam!  By the way the population of Sealy is around 5000, everyone knows everyone.  You wouldn’t think that it would happen here but it does.  So in this job market just beware and if things don’t seem right, go with your first instinct and walk away.

LinkedIn – The Secret Social Networking Site

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The more I begin to explore LinkedIn the more value I see in this stealthy site. If you want to become a power player of any sort getting your profile optimized is very important.

I recently just started looking for a “job” – not so much a 9 to 5, but some contract work that I can do at home. I click on the jobs tab on LinkedIn and was VERY surprised. Some major corporations were hiring Social Media Managers. Of course, the locations were not near where I live. The closest one was in Dallas for the company Travelocity.

So here is the scenario, you have been building an online reputation as an expert in your field. You want to find a company who perhaps offers mega benefits or you are just looking to not hustle as much to make money. A major corporation would snatch up an expert to build and promote their business. You can work for them and keep building your online reputation. I view it as acquiring mass amount of clout. Not only are you an expert in your field, you are the expert for a major corporation. I believe that can take someone into a high 6 figure salary.

I have a recommended course – Lewis Howes “Linked Influence” – the course is around $197, however, it is the most real! If you want to become a LinkedIn superstar, be an influencer and land that super star career, then this course is a must for you. I cannot stress enough the value of this program. It will bring you, your career and your business to a new level.

Dream Big!


Google+ Plus Overview – Featuring +1

Well, it is official Google has launched a new Social Network – Google+ (Google Plus) – As of right now, you have to be invited by someone on Google+ to get on Google+.  I personally think they are wanted to see how far reached the viral effect of being invited reaches the internet population before letting everyone just sign themselves up.  I had two great social media friends/gurus invite me and I want to invite you too!  Or if you are already on Google+ here is the link to my profile https://profiles.google.com/109347519691310771869 – add me to your circles!

Leave a comment below with your gmail email address (or an email address that is associated with a Google account) and I will invite you to come in to Google+ and add you to one of my circles!  — I will delete comments with emails in the posts, to prevent email hijackers, spammers etc.  I just want everyone to be able to come and explore Google+ with me.

This video gives a quick overview of Google+ and I talk about the +1 button.  If you are on WordPress, be sure to get a +1 Plugin and add it to your website and blog!


Dream Big!


Making Money with Twitter

Well it is not enough to go and travel to Fiji, however, a little pocket change never hurt right?  Especially if it is effortless!  I have a two recommended sites you can use to make a little extra spending money with your Twitter account.

The first one is Sponsored Tweets.  Now you do have to have a certain number of followers and you must disclose you are sending out an advertisement.   I personally see the pocket change growing as your followers grow.  Oh did I mention celebrities use this service!  Yes, celebs even take advantage of sending out the sponsored tweet to their millions of followers.   Want to try it for yourself, it is FREE to sign up.  Click the banner below:

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The second recommendation is MyLikes.  My likes has a lots of offers, for example on Mother’s Day I got paid for clicks that were generated through my Twitter and Facebook account.  Yes, Facebook and Twitter!  Kind of nice that they use both accounts which can in turn make you more money.


Now a word of advice – DO NOT TURN YOUR TWITTER AND FACEBOOK INTO AN ADVERTISEMENT MACHINE!  You will quickly loose followers and friends.  You want to do these things occasionally so that you are not looking robotic and unreal.  You are only using these for extra money.  Be sure and tweet and post real things on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.  VERY IMPORTANT.  I look at each advertisement as providing a service.  If I think a follower or friend my be interested then I will promote the item.  If it looks like every other spammer then I don’t promote, that simple.



Twitter Tip 3 – Unfollowing Nonfollowers

The harsh reality is that not everyone you follow will follow you back. However, because of limits that Twitter places you are going to have to unfollow people so you can actually follow people you follow you.  Follow that?? :)

The video below explains in detail how I use JustUnfollow.com – their site gets right down to the people who don’t follow you so you can decide who is worth following.  I wonder if I can get into a record book about using the word “follow” or “following”. 


Twitter Overview Video

I created this video because of a suggestion and I felt as though it was much needed.  Twitter can be confusing to the newbie.  It took a little of playing on my part to learn all the functions.  However, once I mastered some of the techniques on Twitter!  I love it.  I know a lot of my friends say, “I just don’t get it”.  Hopefully, this video will sort of some of the details, that way you can start building connections on Twitter.